On April 27th 2016, Glendale Middle School held its student rollout of the Apple Ed Connect Grant devices. After a year of eager anticipation, each one of the 812 enrolled students at Glendale recieved an iPad to use for instructional purposes in their daily classes.
Helping to celebrate the event were many Utah dignitaries including the Speaker of the House, Representative Greg Hughes, Superintendent McKell Withers, Heather Bennett, Rick Gaisford and Brian Conley. In addition, representatives from Salt Lake City School District Information Technology and Educational Technology departments; Julie Atwood, Leslie Lewis, Brandon Stephens, Frank Frampton, and Joshua Coffey were in attendance.
Apple generously provided 45 volunteers from three local Apple stores; City Creek, Fashion Place and Farmington Station, who worked alongside teachers and students in every classroom, helping everyone become familiar with their new devices.
The administration team - Chris Gesteland, Michelle Amiot and Marissa Zuchetto were thrilled to see the fruition of this long awaited event.
“The Apple launch is all about improving student achievement at Glendale. This is a welcome opportunity to implement technology in our classrooms, to enhance teaching and learning in all curriculum areas,” said Michelle Amiot, joint author of the Apple Ed Connect grant application.
Click the links below to view the event presentations and photographs